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WKU honors 71 students from 9 high schools in Owensboro area

WKU honored 71 students from nine Owensboro area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 29.4 and grade-point average of 3.93 and included 26 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and one National Merit Semifinalist. The following students were honored at a luncheon Oct. 28 at the Owensboro Convention […]

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Groves makes presentation at U.N. water conference in China

WKU University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves delivered a keynote talk this week in Guilin, China, at the International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Developing Countries, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). About 80 participants attended the conference, mostly from Asia, Africa and Europe. The purposes […]

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WKU Regents approve honorary doctorate for Don Dizney

WKU’s Board of Regents on Friday (Oct. 31) approved an honorary doctorate of public service degree for Donald R. Dizney, founder and chairman of the board of the United Medical Corporation. The degree will be awarded at the Dec. 13 commencement. UMC has the responsibility for the development of a network of nursing homes in […]

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New Gatton Academy Director

There’s a new person in charge of the Gatton Academy, a high school geared toward gifted and talented students.  Amy Bingham introduces us to Lynette Breedlove in this week’s View from the Hill.

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2013-14 annual report highlights WKU’s international reach

WKU’s Offices of International Programs (OIP) and Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) have released their 2013-14 annual report. The annual report features data on education abroad participation, individual education abroad student profiles, overviews of key campus internationalization initiatives such as the Diversity Abroad Grant and the new “International Year of…” series, and highlights of […]

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500 students attend WKU’s annual Journalism Scholars Day

Journalism Scholars Day, a 42-year tradition at WKU, attracted 500 Kentucky high school journalism students and more than 20 media advisers from 18 schools across the state to campus on Oct. 24. The four-hour conference included a scholarship writing contest and the Mark of Excellence yearbook awards ceremony as well as breakout sessions with topics […]

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NIRSA honors WKU’s director of Intramural-Recreational Sports

Steve Rey, Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports at WKU, has been recognized by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for his work in collegiate recreation. At the 2014 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Rey was recognized for serving as the Region II Representative and Chair of the NIRSA Member Network. The NIRSA Member […]

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Winter Term celebrating 10 years; program ‘a resounding success’

WKU Winter Term is celebrating 10 years in January. Winter Term began offering the three-week courses in January 2006. Since then, WKU Winter Term has offered nearly 600 courses, serving more than 18,000 students. Dr. Beth Laves, Associate Vice President Extended Learning & Outreach, played a key role in developing the Winter Term, and she […]

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Statewide ‘Sustainability Roadshow’ Nov. 14-16 at WKU

WKU will host the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (CCPS) conference Nov. 14-16 with the theme “Sustainability Roadshow” and the intent to showcase the “best of the best” sustainability practices in Kentucky higher education. The conference began in 2006 at Berea College and has been an annual gathering of sustainability minded students, faculty and […]

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Guest artist working with WKU dance students Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Guest artist Victor Alexander, director of the Ruth Page School of Dance and co-director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, will be working with WKU dance students Wednesday-Saturday (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Alexander joined the artistic and administrative team of Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the summer of 2013 and is continuing a […]

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24 students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU

Twenty-four students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU. The queen will be crowned at halftime of WKU’s Homecoming game against UTEP on Nov. 8. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Candidates will participate in numerous activities during Homecoming Week including a fall social on Nov. 2, an interview […]

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WKU forensics team wins at events in West Virginia & Nebraska

WKU forensics team members traveled to West Virginia and Nebraska the weekend of Oct. 25-26 to take part in two tournaments. In Huntington, West Virginia, the WKU team won the combined team sweepstakes award for debate and individual events, and also received the Quality Award. This award ranks teams according to a team’s combined success, […]

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